Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine - Take The Power Back lyrics

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In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and write

So-called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
We gotta take the power back
Bam, Here's the plan
Mother fuck Uncle Sam
Step back, I know who I am
Raise up your ear, I'll drop the style and clear
It's the beast and lyrics they fear
The rage is relentless
We need a movement with quickness
You are the witness of change
And to counteract
We gotta take the power back

We gotta take the power back
We gotta take the power back

The president curriculums
I put my fist in 'em
Eurocentric every last one of 'em
See right through the red, white and blue disguise
With lecture, I puncture the structure of lies
Installed in our minds and attempting
To hold us back
We've got to take it back
'Cause holes in our spirits causin' tears and fears
One-sided stories for years and years and years
I'm inferior? Who's inferior?
Yea, we needa check the interior
Of the system who cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back


The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can't recall
The student's eyes don't percieve the lies
Bouncing of every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to the
Bull shit that he learned in school

Europe ain't my rope to swing on
Can't learn a thing from it
Yet we hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the mother fuckin weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
'Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

No more lies
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Author: Zack de la Rocha

Composer: Tim Commerford, Tom Morello, Zack de la Rocha, Brad Wilk

Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment Inc


Released in: 1992

Language: English

Appearing on: The Dirty Dozen (1994) , Unplugged And Rare , Unplugged And Rare , Township Rebellion , Free Tibet , Get Up Stand Up , America's Most Wanted (1994) , 30 Songs For A Revolution (2001) , Blown Away (1997) , Rage Against The Machine - XX Deluxe (2012) , Rage Against The Machine - XX Deluxe (2012) , Bombs And Bullets (1994) , Ratm (1992) , Industry (1993) , The Killing Zone (1993) , Forget Your Existence! (1994) , Who's On First? (1994) , Super Mega Hits (1999)

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